Category: Opinion

Mandatory Reporting Misses the Point

BY: MICAH MUDLAFF CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s Note: This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault. Whether in Student Government, ROTC, as a resident advisor (RA) or in Greek Life, I have done what I can to make the prevention of sexual violence…

It’s Good to Share Your Opinions

BY: STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Some may say that I have no business writing opinion articles. For a while, I thought so myself. I’m not a journalist, I never studied anything related to journalism, and I’ve never had any experience…

Ethical Makeup Brands

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL STAFF WRITER When I first began to wear makeup, I never thought to check to see whether the brands I bought were sustainable or cruelty-free. I didn’t even stop to think where they came from or whether…

Letter from the Editors

Our Fellow Patriots, This might be a longer letter than usual. We have reached the end of our publication schedule. This is our final issue for the year. This is our final issue as your Co Editors-in-Chief.  Last August, we…

No Escape: Quarantined with an Abuser

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, another pandemic — one that can also prove deadly — rages unchecked in quarantine: domestic violence.  Even before coronavirus, the rates of intimate partner violence against women…

Coronavirus Could Change Campaigning Forever

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER If this were any other year, political campaigns around the country would be gearing up for the start of election season. Late spring to early summer is when campaigns really start to heat up. Interns…

My Family’s Story from the Forgotten Genocide

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER If you’ve met me in person, chances are one of the first things I’ll tell you is that I am an Armenian. If you’re lucky, you’ll even hear me declare my heritage: “I am the…

Patriots from Home: Why We Should Support Mail-in Voting

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.” – George Mason  Take the words of our founding…

People or the Economy?

BY: MOLLY HARNISH CONTRIBUTOR Do we quit this world-on-pause strategy out of fear that the economy will collapse, or do we keep going indefinitely until this thing dies down? In other words: Do we save the economy, or do we…